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State of the Races: Governor 2016

Competitive chief executive races on the ballot in North Carolina, West Virginia

♦By Rich Shumate, Chickenfriedpolitics.com editor

(CFP) — In 2016, just two Southern states will be holding races for governor, and the races in both North Carolina and West Virginia are expected to be close, hard-fought affairs. 286 more words

State Races

Sue??? Who's suing who's suing whom? or ... No More Potties

Welcome!  Pull up a chair, coffee is brewing, and I will also have some fresh-baked cinnamon rolls ready in just a few.  Relax and enjoy the ride, because by the time you finish this, you are going to feel as if you just got off of the world’s wildest ride.  1,289 more words

Social Commentary

Gubernatorial candidates speak at NC National Guard Association

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina National Guard Association has 16,000 members—some of those veterans are active, some are retired.

These members are invited to the association’s annual convention. 319 more words

News

Benham Brothers Call for NC Attorney General's Resignation

By: Joshua Denton

April 23, 2016

North Carolina is currently facing a firestorm of controversy because of it’s new law which effectively repeals a Charlotte city ordinance that allows bathroom choice based on “gender identity.” The state law overturning that ordinance was passed and signed in a one-day special session. 353 more words

US News

Man Charged For Watching 10-Year-Old Girl in Bathroom

By: Joshua Denton

April 20, 2016

A Quarryville, PA man – Thomas Shoemaker – was arrested and charged after a ten year old girl informed her mother that he was watching her as she used the restroom. 253 more words

US News

Civil Rights 3:The Bathroom

Alright I haven’t written anything in this blog in awhile but there’s a reason for that. I’ve moved to New York and a lot of my time has been focused on things like switching over Medicaid from North Carolina to New York, proving I live here, seeing doctors, switching over bank accounts. 619 more words

North Carolina AG won't defend transgender law in court

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s attorney general said Tuesday he won’t defend in court a new state law preventing Charlotte and other local governments from approving protections for LGBT people, calling it discriminatory and a “national embarrassment.” 514 more words